School districts on both sides of the Brazos River are mourning the death of a respected administrator and coach.
Leslie Yezak, 49, the logic and rhetoric principal and athletic director at Brazos Christian School in Bryan, was killed in a two vehicle collision outside Snook in Burleson County Tuesday.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Yezak was travelling east on Highway 60 just west of Snook, when a car driven by Desiree Fisher of Caldwell crossed the center line and hit Yezak head on. Yezak was killed on impact.
Fisher was taken to the College Station Medical Center, then transported to Scott and White in Temple, where her condition was unavailable Tuesday evening.
Yezak worked at Brazos Christian School for six years, wearing many hats including principal, athletic director, math teacher, basketball and baseball coach.
"We're all just in shock," Brazos Christian Headmaster Robert Armstrong said Tuesday evening. "We expected to see him at the volleyball game this evening and knew something was wrong when he didn't show up."
Armstrong described Yezak as a man of integrity, who loved his work.
"He gave his life for the kids at that school and the kids just adored him," said Armstrong.
Before coming to Brazos Christian School, he also served as an assistant principal in Caldwell.
He was also a coach at Snook Independent School District. In 1986, his Lady Jays won the Class A girls' basketball state championship.
Snook stopped Godley in the semifinals, 50-41. In the title tilt, the Lady Jays knocked off perennial power, Nazareth.
Connie Cole led the way as Snook claimed the crown with a 36-to-33 win over the Swiftettes.
Yezak leaves behind a wife and four children.